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  • Extremely Accurate

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  • Highly Accurate

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  • Pretty Accurate

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  • Somewhat Accurate

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    I believe I have a high percentage of being right, so I gamble and speak as if its 100%, because... yolo.

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    Opinions are opinions and facts are facts. However, facts are often misinterpreted and misrepresented to support opinions and make them appear to be facts. Now, it is a fact that the above statement is my opinion.
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    What kind of knowledge is there and what can be accurately described as an opion?

    -true beliefs strongly supported by evidence. "Opinion" doesn't describe these.
    -tautologically true opinions. Opinion holder states that they have an opinion X.
    Let my clarify:
    "Opinion x" is opinion.
    ("Opinion x" is opinion) is not an opinion.

    -beliefs. Are beliefs opinions if they are not a) true, b) supported by evidence? What if some issue's status as "knowledge" or "opinion" is contested?

    I gathered that much of what I do revolves around what's based on evidence and reasoning, but most of my beliefs aren't like that. These are the kinds of beliefs I would classify as opinions, and they have only slight degree of accuracy. I've formed those beliefs with hearsay, generalizations and other bad methods. One could say, crowd intelligence. Crowds are roughly correct at many things, but this kind of knowledge isn't very accurate, and you can't really congratulate yourself for thinking the say way as everyone else.
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    I dunno they're my opinions, so i think they're extremely accurated. but because they're opinions and not facts there's no real quantative way to measure them. Because you could have a different opinion on the same thing as I do, but doesn't make either of us wrong.

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    Opinions are as accurate as you want them to be.
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    I am a bit confused by the question because it seems like every answer in the poll is correct. Opinions are an interplay between the inner distortions of perception and the unmovable outside world.

    I constantly re-evaluate my opinions. I have a great deal of self-doubt and questioning. Other people seem to have more certitude, although I have also found that in my language use I can sound more certain than I am. It's like taking an idea, and then presenting it in its "Sunday best". I don't expect it not to be challenged by someone else or by myself. I just try to give each hypothesis its best construction, logic, and presentation.
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    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
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    Quote Originally Posted by kquirk View Post
    Do you mean my own opinions, or people's opinions in general? This distinction will severely alter my vote.
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    It also depends on the type of information you are dealing with. If the opinion is about something that can only be measured internally like how an experience made you feel, then opinion is the only way of conveying that information. I don't think people are terribly objective, so if the information is about processing facts from the external, measurable world, opinion isn't the right way to convey that information.

    Complex topics tend to combine both and so that is where opinions become malleable in terms of accuracy. I think certitude inhibits functioning moreso than questioning, but of course, that's just my opinion and I could be wrong. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by fia View Post
    I am a bit confused by the question because it seems like every answer in the poll is correct. Opinions are an interplay between the inner distortions of perception and the unmovable outside world.

    I constantly re-evaluate my opinions. I have a great deal of self-doubt and questioning. Other people seem to have more certitude, although I have also found that in my language use I can sound more certain than I am. It's like taking an idea, and then presenting it in its "Sunday best". I don't expect it not to be challenged by someone else or by myself. I just try to give each hypothesis its best construction, logic, and presentation.
    It's surprising how much I am similar to your second paragraph myself.

    Being certain is incredibly useful throughout life as it can give an individual the drive and confidence to do many things, but I also find it a pit fall waiting to happen, there are 'certainly' elements of myself where I am quite rooted in being certain about my perceptions of course and so I am not innocent of this nor do I believe myself to have avoided pit falls of that nature, but so many people I know who seem so sure of what they know, I worry for the day when what they know turns out to be completely different and reality as they know it spirals away.

    That's quite dangerous in a species like us.
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    They're "right" for me and perhaps others. But not factual. Just indications of personal resonance. I think opinions ultimately guide one to believe in certain facts or to believe in non-factual things, depending on the circumstance.

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